Acronyms & Abbreviations

Use our handy guide below to look up frequently-used acronyms and abbreviations in conversations about health care and health research in British Columbia:

AHSN: Academic Health Science Network

APRU: Applied Policy Research Unit (APRU)

BC: British Columbia

BCCA: British Columbia Cancer Agency

BCCRIN: BC Clinical Research Infrastructure Network - now known as Clinical Trials BC

BCEHI: British Columbia Ethics Harmonization Initiative - now known as Research Ethics BC

C2E2: Centre for Clinical Epidemiology & Evaluation

CFRI: Child and Family Research Institute

CHEOS: Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences

CIHR: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

CST: Clinical and Systems Transformation Project

eCoP: Electronic Community of Practice

EMN: Emergency Medicine Network

FHA: Fraser Health Authority

FNHA: First Nations Health Authority

HSPRSN: Health Services and Policy Research Support Network

IHA: Interior Health Authority

InspireNet: INnovative Health Services & Practice Informed by Research & Evaluation Network

Island Health: Island Health Authority

MSFHR: Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research

PCORI: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

NHA: Northern Health Authority

PDSA: Plan, Do, Study, Act

PHSA: Provincial Health Services Authority

PI: Principal Investigator

PopData: Population Data BC

PTC: Permission to Contact - now known as BC Health Research Connections

PVN: Patient Voices Network

QI: Quality Improvement

RCT: Randomized controlled trial

REDCap: Research electronic data capture

SFU: Simon Fraser University

SPOR: Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research

SUPPORT: Support for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials

TCPS2: Tri-Council Policy Statement 2

UBC: University of British Columbia

UBCO: University of British Columbia - Okanagan

UNBC: University of Northern British Columbia

UVic: University of Victoria